'Bol Bachchan' isn't a remake of Gomaal

Added by harini on Jul 27, 2011

The makers of the movie ‘Bol Bachchan’ have denied the rumors that the movie is a remake of the old cult classic ‘Golmaal’ starting Amol Palekar and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

Even though the director Rohit Shetty has bought the rights of the movie ‘Golmaal’, ‘Bol Bachchan’ is going to be nothing like the original as there are many new twists.

“For 'Bol Bachchan', Rohit didn't want any controversies whatsoever. For his 'Sunday', he had bought rights of the Telugu film 'Anukokunda Oka Roju'. Ditto for 'Singham' which is the remake of namesake Tamil film. This is the reason why even though only the basic thread of old 'Golmaal' has been picked for 'Bol Bachchan', he insisted with his producers that complete rights of 'Golmaal' were bought so that no one pointed a finger in his direction in future”, said a source close to the movie.

The only reason Rohit Shetty bought the rights is to stay free of controversies after the ‘Golmaal Returns’ controversy. For 'Golmaal Returns' he was accused of lifting the plot of an old film called 'Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar' which wasn’t really true as the movie has barely any similarities.

“Yes, for 'Bol Bachchan' too I could have gone ahead, made the film and then comfortably made an official statement that I was just inspired by 'Golmaal'. In any case almost entire screenplay has been changed here, just like it is the case with 'Singham' as well. However I wanted to stay away from controversies", said Rohit Shetty.

Ajay Devgn who plays one of the lead characters along with Abhishek Bachchan completely agrees with his director.

“Yes, we have bought the rights even though we have changed the film completely. People ask me whether I am playing Utpal Dutt and Abhishek has stepped into Amol Palekar in Bol Bachchan. My answer to them is - 'Wait and watch before making any assumptions'”, said Devgn.

The movie will go on floors in August.

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